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Sam (who co-organises Brighton Repair Café) turned her making skills to use, showing Sarah how to replace the disintegrated rubber seal on a coffee maker with a new one.
Fiona of The Lost Mitten Project talked Stacey through how to repair the ladders in a favourite top, suggesting that after darning the holes that she could crochet a motifs to cover them.Stacey decided on a raindrop shape and Fiona showed her how to create them.
Juan Carlos and Miriam who we met at Brighton’s Green Drinks brought along a lamp that had stopped working.In a jiffy Mattia had diagnosed that it was a blown fuse and showed the couple how to replace it as they had never been taught how before.
Dan brought back some speakers that he fixed at a previous event and had further problems with. After a chat with Mattia they worked out what needed to be done and Dan used the soldering iron to make the repair.
whilst Hannah and Irenka sewed up tears in their tops.
Sarah also brought an ipod speaker which needed some repairs to the circuit board.John came along to learn how to do electrical repairs from Mattia and volunteered to be his apprentice at future events.
Kelly replaced the clasp on her bag.
We will have volunteers on hand to help repair electrical goods, bikes, textiles, clothing (including access to sewing machines and a bobble remover) and anything that needs glueing, or a bit of creative fixing.
The Seven Bees Café will be serving Iain’s legendary breakfasts and other refreshments.
We will also have some live acoustic music by musicians from ‘Banned Sauce’ to accompany our mending.
Please spread the word by printing or forwarding the flyer if you can and we will see you there!